Updated May 24, 2018
Better Than Homework values your privacy. Please know that we will be responsible with your data because you are very important to us.
This policy explains when and why we collect data from you, how we use it, the conditions in which we may disclose it and how we keep it secure. (Nothing scary or complicated, I promise!)
If you ever have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we?
We’re Better Than Homework, which was founded in 2016 by Terri Thompson as part of the Creative Family Fun family. We’re a website full of fun learning activities for kids and so much more. We’re US based, but have had contributing authors from all over the world. We may be small but we strive to be global.
How do we collect information about you?
We collect information via log files, cookies, subscribing to our newsletters, purchasing products via Better Than Homework, and by leaving comments on our site.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect information on your name, email address, website (if you leave this in a comment), IP address and the pages that you visited and when you visited them on the site.
All financial details are collected via E-junkie and PayPal. Neither of which retains any financial information once the transaction has been processed. Better Than Homework does not receive any of your financial information.
How and why do we collect your information?
Like most website around the world, we collect data via Google Analytics about the number of visitors on our site and how they use our site.
We use this information to better our website. We view how many people visit our site, how they got here, what they viewed and how they moved through our site. We want to know what you like and what we need to give your more of. We also view search terms to see how Google views our site.
GA records your approximate location down to town level, the type device you are using (such as mobile, tablet, or desktop), the general name of device such as iPad or Samsung Galazy etc., the operating system such as Windows 10 or iOS, and the browser such as Firefox or Chrome. None of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address however, we don’t have access to this information and it modifies it so that you can not be identified. We only know the area that you are in.
Can you tell me more about this Google Analytics demographic data?
We are committed to making sure our website is valuable to you.
In order to do this, we’ve implemented Google Analytics demographic data and interest reporting features. This tools allows us to view anonymous data of gender, age, and interests of our visitors and use that to better tailor our website to your interests.
Although this information is gathered through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable manner. We cannot identify what information is about you, nor we will try to find out.
To do this Google Analytics uses a cookie on your machine. You can read more about cookies below.
What are cookies and how do you use them?
Cookies are a small piece of code that we use to track your use of the site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Specifically we use them for our comment section (read more below) so you don’t have to enter your information every time your comment and also for our Google Analytics data.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser.
However, if you disable cookies, this can affect your ability to interact with us or any other website, including the ability to log into services, programs, and your on-line accounts. (For example, cookies are the reason why you can stay logged into a website instead of logging in each time you visit).
What do I need to know about your advertisers.
Better Than Homework uses third party advertisements to help support our site. Specifically we use ads from Google and Amazon.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (This means you may see advertisements for local-to-you hotels or stores on our site.) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (This means that if you frequent gardening site, you may see gardening ads our our site).